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6 AWESOME HIKES IN ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND

Zermatt is one of the most popular regions in Switzerland thanks to the almighty Matterhorn peak, which is one of the most dangerous climbs in the world. It’s quite a beautiful quintessential Swiss town, which has tried to keep its traditional character by remaining a carless town and keeping the charm of the old chalets …

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THE 5 LAKES HIKE IN ZERMATT (MATTERHORN VIEWS)

The 5 Lakes hike is one of the most popular walking trails in Zermatt because it is accessible to everyone and has minimal steep climbing. Along the route are five stunning lakes where you can create reflections of the Matterhorn at the right angle. It’s a great day out and relatively easy for the whole …

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THE GORNERGRAT HIKE FROM RIFFELALP IN ZERMATT

The hike from Riffelalp to Gornergrat takes you along one of the most scenic routes in Zermatt. The Matterhorn is in your sights for most of the journey as you pass by several lakes with perfect reflections of the mighty Matterhorn. When you reach the Gornergrat Hotel you can relax, enjoy lunch and take in …

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RIFFELSEE LAKE HIKE IN ZERMATT WITH MATTERHORN REFLECTION

The Riffelsee (Riffel Lake) Hike may just be the best spot in Zermatt to find the perfect reflection photo of the mighty Matterhorn. A train takes you to Riffelalp before you hike around the mountain with constant views of the Matterhorn until you end up at Riffelsee and witness the amazing reflection.   RIFFELSEE LAKE …

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HORNLIHUTTE HIKE ‘MATTERHORN BASE CAMP’ IN ZERMATT

The Hornlihutte (Hornli Hut) is the most common base camp for the Matterhorn climb. However, hiking to Hornlihutte is a great hike in its own right as I found out. I took the cable car to Schwarzsee and hiked up to Hornlihutte for sunset and then hiked all the way back down to Zermatt town …

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THE MATTERHORN GLACIER TRAIL HIKE IN ZERMATT

The Matterhorn Glacier Trail hike in Zermatt is a great walking trail that winds underneath the Matterhorn. It is one of the best day-hikes in Zermatt and definitely one of the top places to see the Matterhorn from a very close distance without having to do any crazy incline or hiking. For an epic view …

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HOHBALMEN SUNRISE HIKE IN ZERMATT – MATTERHORN VIEWPOINT

The Hohbalmen sunrise hike in Zermatt is an aggressive way to start your day with a 1,100m climb to a beautiful viewpoint with clear views of Matterhorn.   HOHBALMEN SUNRISE HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance: The hike from Zermatt to Hohbalmen viewpoint and to return is 10km. However, there are lots of routes that continue from Hohbalmen …

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THE WEEKLY #164: SKYRUNNING ULTRAKS MATTERHORN RACE IN ZERMATT

Today was no ordinary day. I witnessed the first-ever Ultrak Matterhorn Extreme Skyrunning Race, which is a 25km race with 2,800m of incline and often above 3,000m of altitude. It was billed as the most ‘technical’ race in the world, which refers to the rocky terrain, glacier crossings, snow running and 45-degree downhill sections on gravel.  All …

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THE WEEKLY #163: JUNGFRAU, ENGELBERG, ZERMATT

Our fifth week in Switzerland took us on a journey with a new style of travel. We linked up with a couple of regional tourism boards in Jungfrau, Engelberg and Zermatt. They invited us out to stay at a few nice hotels in their region, provided us with cable car passes, train passes and some …

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A GUIDE TO BACKPACKING IN SWITZERLAND ON A BUDGET

Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world and if it wasn’t for its incredible beauty, many would overlook travel to Switzerland purely because of their budget. However, the Swiss Alps and stunning nature, convince even those travelers on the tightest of budgets to visit this beautiful country. While it may not …

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20 SWITZERLAND TRAVEL TIPS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Switzerland is easily one of the most ‘epic’ countries I have visited. You’ll experience countless moments where you are completely lost for words because Switzerland is one of the most scenic countries in the world. However, it is also one of the most expensive places to visit so it takes a bit of planning to …

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SWITZERLAND HIKING GUIDE: 50 BEST HIKES IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is without a doubt one of the top hiking locations in the world. The endless hiking is why I visited. I spent three months hiking almost every single day in Switzerland during the summer and on each hike, I documented the trail information and tips you need to know as well as capturing photos …

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